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Cancer patient has head shaved for Macmillan
6:40am Friday 18th October 2013 in News
MORE than £300 has been raised for Macmillan Cancer Support by a Kidderminster cancer patient who had her bright red hair shaved off.
Kathy O’Sullivan, 36, has completed treatment for skin cancer including 20 daily radiotherapy sessions and three monthly follow-ups.
She was diagnosed with a melanoma in February and had the support of a Macmillan nurse throughout her surgery and appointments.
The mother-of-five also lost her grandmother to cancer 13 years ago and her father 12 years ago who both had support from Macmillan.
She shaved her hair off to support a friend who was worried about losing her hair through chemotherapy.
Mrs O’Sullivan, who raised £321.82, said: “Although I have always had shortish hair it was a big part of me and bright red. I always loved changes in style so being bald was a really big thing.
“I miss my hair but it has been more than worth it for the money raised and to hopefully raise awareness of this disease.
“There are so many people that are, have and will suffer but as a mum of five my fear was always for my children as I know my friends fear for theirs. I wanted to show my children I could be strong and give them a reason to be proud.”
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